Two-time All-America midfielder in high school and college, four-time national collegiate champion, NCAA all-tournament team, Tewaaraton and Honda Award finalist, three-time ACC champion, three-time All-ACC selection, four-time high school MVP, University of Maryland graduate, gold and silver medalist on two US World Cup teams, All-World midfield selection, high school and state hall of fame inductee, current assistant coach at Maryland, advocate and national service volunteer for lacrosse.
The University of Maryland has a rich lacrosse tradition where great players are expected and exceptional players are commonplace. During her four years competing for Maryland, Quinn Carney was anything but commonplace. In fact, she accomplished a tremendous amount throughout her playing career at all levels. At Hunterdon Central High School in Flemington, NJ, she earned just about every accolade for which she was eligible.
At Maryland, Quinn was a four-year starter from 1998-2001 and earned numerous accolades throughout her career. She was a two-time All-America and Academic All-America selection, and was named to three All-ACC teams. She was tabbed the MVP of the 2001 ACC Championship and was named to the ensuing NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team.
Not only was she a four-time national champion at Maryland, but she was an All-World player on the U.S. national team. Named to the Atlantic Coast Conference 50th Anniversary team, she has already been inducted into two athletic halls of fame.
As a player on the national team from 1998 to 2009, Carney earned a gold medal at the 2001 World Championship and a silver medal at the 2005 World Cup. She was also a member of the 2005 All-World Team. She holds the record for most goals in World Cup play by a USA player.
Quinn is now in her fourth season as an assistant coach with the Terps after graduating from Maryland in 2001 with a degree in communications and then undertaking several coaching stints on the West Coast. Since graduating, she has generously served in leadership positions with U.S. Lacrosse, the national governing body of the sport.
Quinn resides in College Park, MD. She is engaged to Matt Burke.